Cauleen Smith Volcano Manifesto
Volcano Manifesto by Cauleen Smith
Published and distributed by F
Publication Date: October 2022
2nd printing: November 2022
6.75 x 4 inches, saddle stitched
40 pages + cover, b/w Risograph
Edition: 200 (numbered)
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F chapbook #6
Cauleen Smith's brilliant and psychedelic Volcano Manifesto is equal parts rigorous study and heart-wrenched plea. The Manifesto personifies the Volcano as the Mother, who creates new land unburdened by human history. Smith's text employs genealogy as a metaphor and tool for the dismantling of capitalism, challenging the anti-Black position that Man holds ownership over Earth. Additionally, the Manifesto is a gathering of voices, as Smith's text cycles through numerous historical quotations from Trinh T. Minh-ha, W.E.B. Du Bois, Fred Moten, Sylvia Wynter, Sitting Bull, and others.
The release of Volcano Manifesto coincides with Smith's solo exhibition My Caldera, Morán Morán Gallery, Los Angeles, November 4 – December 22, 2022.